Boris Fishman

Boris Fishman

Assistant Professor, MFA Program in Creative Writing

Home Department: English
Office: LA 130
Office Hours:

TTR 2-3PM, W 4-6PM



Personal Website

Current Position

Assistant Professor, MFA Program in Creative Writing


  • CRWR 410
  • CRWR 510

Personal Summary

Boris Fishman is the author of the novels A Replacement Life (which won the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal) and Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year, and Savage Feast, a family memoir told through recipes, all from HarperCollins. His journalism has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineThe GuardianThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostSaveurVogueTravel + Leisure, and many other publications. He lives with his wife and daughter in Missoula, Montana, where he teaches in the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Montana. Please see for more info.


  • BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, 2001.
  • MFA, Fiction, New York University, 2010.


  • A Replacement Life (novel, HarperCollins, 2014)
  • Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo (novel, HarperCollins, 2016)
  • Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (memoir, HarperCollins, 2019)
  • See for journalism, essays, and criticism.

Teaching Experience

  • Princeton University, Lecturer in Creative Writing (2015-20). 
  • See for workshops and seminars.